iPad Air Smart Case - Brown

iPad Air Smart Case - Brown

$89.00

2.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 149 reviews

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Product Information

  • Full coverage.

    The iPad Air Smart Case protects the back as well as the screen, while maintaining the thin and light design of iPad Air.

    Leather design.

    The Smart Case is made from beautiful, aniline-dyed leather and comes in six rich colors. It also features a soft, color-matched microfiber lining that helps keep your display clean.

    Wake on open. Sleep on close.

    Open the Smart Case, and iPad Air magically wakes up. Close it, and iPad Air automatically goes to sleep.

    FaceTime and movie stand.

    The Smart Case folds in just the right places to become the perfect FaceTime and movie-watching stand.

    Keyboard stand.

    The Smart Case does double duty as a keyboard stand. Fold it back to tilt iPad Air into a comfortable typing position.

  • What's in the Box?

    • iPad Air Smart Case

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Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (2.5 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Cover provides good protection, but isn't a great stand

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    The cover snugly encloses my iPad Air and provides a good seal between the front flap and the case the whole way around. As you'd The cover snugly encloses my iPad Air and provides a good seal between the front flap and the case the whole way around. As you'd expect, the cutouts line up perfectly and the automatic lock / unlock function also works well.

    However, the smart case isn't a great iPad stand. The flap does not provide enough stability for tablet manipulation (typing, launching apps etc) when folded back on itself when standing in the upright, requiring a second hand to support it to prevent it from falling over. Also, in the slightly inclined mode, the strength of the magnet built into the case is insufficient to keep the cover folded back on itself, and as a result the case usually collapses in on itself. Even when it doesn't, the incline is only slightly more angled than horizontal anyway.

    • Written by from CAMPBELL

    504 of 552 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Cover provides good protection, but isn't a great stand
  • Really nice case...but...

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    Honestly, the quality of the case itself is great, but it has a design flaw. When the cover is closed, it doesn't lay flat. Beca Honestly, the quality of the case itself is great, but it has a design flaw. When the cover is closed, it doesn't lay flat. Because of the way the hinge material (between the case and cover) was designed to be sturdy, it holds the cover up about 1/16th of an inch. This, in turn, makes the cover not lay flat as the back pane of the cover (nearest the hints) is raised and the other two panels of the cover lay flat. It's significant enough that it's very noticeable when looking at it.

    • Written by from Loudon

    441 of 500 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Really nice case...but...
  • Great look & feel, but maybe too soft as a stand

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    This case has a great feel. Nice, soft leather with an even softer interior to protect you iPad Air. Full coverage front and bac This case has a great feel. Nice, soft leather with an even softer interior to protect you iPad Air. Full coverage front and back so no worries about scratching your device. Thin and light so it complements the tablet. The only complaint I have is when the cover is folded and used as a stand, I have to position it just right otherwise the triangular "base" created by the cover collapses and the unit falls backwards. This seems to be because the cover is soft. Perhaps the polyurethane cases will work better since they appear more rigid.

    • Written by from Littleton

    411 of 454 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Great look & feel, but maybe too soft as a stand
  • Beautifully broken in after nine months

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    The smart case is well made. After nine months of use, the marks and darker toned areas developing around the edges from fingers, The smart case is well made. After nine months of use, the marks and darker toned areas developing around the edges from fingers, dirt, desks, dining room tables, et cetera, give the case lots of character. It is great for traveling, and doesn't easily slip from hands when on the move. Five stars.

    • Written by from Rochester
    Was this useful? Beautifully broken in after nine months
  • Review by and Industrial Designer

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    When I went for my trade-in, I formerly had an iPad 3 with the neoprene magnetic case, I got myself a nice 128 Gigabyte iPad air a When I went for my trade-in, I formerly had an iPad 3 with the neoprene magnetic case, I got myself a nice 128 Gigabyte iPad air and evidently following my good experience with the neoprene case I got into the task of looking for the same quality case I so fondly had for the past two years.

    Well, I went with the Apple genius with a subdued enthusiasm to "chose" my case, I was almost resolute to get it, with a restraint satisfaction at the solidity of my purchase and my previous experience, and this is what happened; My first let down came when I arrived to the case section on the Apple Store in St-Catherine Street in Montreal, I was shown either the smart cover or the whole leather case, so naturally I asked as per my previous experience where the neoprene cases were, to my disappointment I was told that there were not, so I wondered I would wait a while and then buy it when they arrived, so I asked when they would arrive and was politely informed that there would be none as on they were not going to be manufactured at all... So I went on, unimpressed, to analyse what they had to offer, on first impression the quality seemed good, not striking but good, that tamed my subdued enthusiasm, to some account the leather seemed strange, not quite leathery but somewhat plastic, probably from the tanning treatment to render it more durable. Second and what started to raise some concerns was that I noticed that the cover of the case had not four, as my previous case, but three divisions and thought that does not look good, I could estimate by analysing the thickness and stiffness of the leather and taking into consideration the magnets that could be embedded into the cover, that by no means the folding could hold folded, the force that you would need to have the kind of elasticity rendered by the leather would be far superior, you would need at least four gauss, and judging by the dimensions and limitations, that was not going to happen... What made the previous case superior was the ability to mix traction from four folds and a not so powerful magnetic force, that worked, I also complained a bit about the vertical stand but faired well, which brings us to... third, the stand, on both positions, a big designer NO NO, as I was already kind of disappointed I asked to try the case before buying, the iPad held well inside the case, but as expected when in stand, it tilted with a frightening ease one over time no matter how carefully I tapped the screen on almost every position only when the app bar was used on the lower quart of the screen could some stability be reached, that upset me, then I flipped the stand to inclined position and started to tap on Google search and as if I was taking notes, something that I frequently do, and as expected collapsed one over time. The answer to this issues on the part of the staff was first, the leather will give, to what I answered well then the problem is going to increase because if now it collapses when still stiff, then after it "gives" it will not hold at all, the same held reason for the vertical stand. So finally the support agent told me that yes, they have had some problems with the stand.

    What can I say, this is not the quality that I would have expected from a world class company like Apple, disappointed, finished purchasing the cover case by iStore, neither the best nor the worse but does the job, surprisingly good vertical an inclined stand, sturdy and light, magnetic seal, struggle with closing but the protection is there, at least I have a leather sachet that I use for work. Miss my neoprene apple cover though, big misfire by Apple, not impressed.

    • Written by from Montreal
    Was this useful? Review by and Industrial Designer
  • Hate the feel/fabric

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    Just bought this for my brand new iPad and I absolutely hate it. It claims to be leather but feels more like suede. It is so soft Just bought this for my brand new iPad and I absolutely hate it. It claims to be leather but feels more like suede. It is so soft it's slippery I constantly feel like it's going to slip out of my hand and it's always slipping out of the triangle when I try to prop it up. Not only does it feel terrible but I just know this soft fabric is going to be ripped up from being taken all around town in my bag. The pictures make it seem like typical flat to the touch, tough, leather, not this teddy bear delicate kind, I'm returning it immediately.

    • Written by from Sea Girt
    Was this useful? Hate the feel/fabric

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